Contae Fhear Manach or Fear Manach
'Men of Monarch'
The westernmost of the six counties that form Northern Ireland, and the westernmost part of the United Kingdom. It is part of the province of Ulster. Fermanagh is often referred to as Ireland's Lake District. The county is approximately 120 km (75 mi) from Belfast and 160 km (99 mi) from Dublin.
The name Fermanagh is an anglicization of Fhear Manach which means 'Men of the Manacháin tribe' so named after their chief O'Manacháin (Anglicized as O'Monaghan), the famous warrior monk.
Fermanagh District Council is the only one of the 26 district councils in Northern Ireland that contain all of the counties it is named after. The district council also contains a small section of County Tyrone in the Dromore and Kilskeery road areas.
Fermanagh is part of the Fermanagh and South Tyrone Parliamentary Constituency, renowned for high levels of voting and for electing Provisional IRA hunger-striker Bobby Sands as a Member of Parliament in the Fermanagh and South Tyrone by-election, April 1981 shortly before his death.